Former Milwaukee archbishop admits shuffling abusive priests
November 13, 2008
In a deposition made public yesterday, Archbishop Rembert Weakland, the former head of the Milwaukee archdiocese, conceded that he had knowingly assigned abusive priests to pastoral work and kept parishioners uninformed about the clerics' past offenses. The former archbishop's deposition came in a lawsuit in which victims of priestly abuse charge a cover-up by archdiocesan leaders. Defense lawyers have sought to avoid a trial, saying that the key witnesses are dead.
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